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"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" movie confirmed, but within the confines of a PG-13 rating

It’s just inevitable. As many Potter fans already know, films rarely hold a candle to the books. So it should be no surprise that the final installment of the Twilight Saga, “Breaking Dawn”, will undergo some studio tweaking. With a massive teen fan base, an R rating is just not very advantageous.


The fourth and final book by Stephenie Meyer has explicit sex scenes and graphic birth descriptions full of blood, spine cracking and of course, biting, which is exactly what Rob Pattinson fans are desperately craving. But due to the gruesome and erotic nature of the story, readers may need to just stick to the pages if they want to imagine Edward and Bella Cullen properly consecrating their wedding nuptials. And although sex education and delivery room videos are arguably necessary within the confines of an outdated health class, Summit Entertainment finds no need to fully adapt the shockingly illustrative chapters.

Although filming for the final movie was officially confirmed by AB Media eight days ago (which will return to the “Twilight” original location of Portland, Oregon), the exact format is still only be speculated. Some sources claim it will be divided in two parts, much like the final Harry Potter film, but nothing has been confirmed. Author Stephenie Meyer commented, "It would have to be made into multiple movies because it's hard to imagine it fitting into ninety minutes.”

Good news: “Breaking Dawn” is already in the works. Bad news: Edward Cullen won’t be passionately ravishing Bella as many had hoped.


 

Comments

  • Bonnie 4 years ago

    I think those who've not read Breaking Dawn need to read it before you all say it has explicit sex in it. It DOES NOT ever discribe any sex scene, it is implied AFTER they are legaly married, but nothing is described nor is it erotic,Ugh where do people get these ideas from? Oh wait, from people who've NOT read the book!

  • Tish 4 years ago

    I really agree with that. It doesn't actually have ANY details of what they do, it just goes to the next chapter, so really, they shouldn't have any trouble editing it because they DON'T DESCRIBE IT. They never have ANY details of it, like, ever. The studio should really READ them before they come to conclusions.

  • Tee 4 years ago

    Bonnie oh how correct you are...breaking dawn had to be the only book I know with an actual "fade to black" in it lol. With all the sex on reg tv I think breaking dawn could get away with ä little...

  • Bertha 4 years ago

    Okay- the studio read the books. For sure. They also know more about ratings as it relates to marketing and sales than you do. It's going to be OKAY!!! WE'LL ALL BE OKAY!!!!!

  • Bertha 4 years ago

    Besides, this article is great- and I'm glad I know ahead of time what to expect. I'm sure they'll figure out a way to make the movie great- even with a PG-13 rating.

  • britney 4 years ago

    bertha, why do you think the movie will be great? twilight was awful and they only kissed once the entire movie...

  • karolina.a. 4 years ago

    i think your right because we should AT LEAST picture it in our heads

  • Bonnie 4 years ago

    I think those who've not read Breaking Dawn need to read it before you all say it has explicit sex in it. It DOES NOT ever discribe any sex scene, it is implied AFTER they are legaly married, but nothing is described nor is it erotic,Ugh where do people get these ideas from? Oh wait, from people who've NOT read the book!

  • Bonnie 4 years ago

    I don't think they will have any trouble at all being able to make a PG-13 movie out of the book...it will be great, it's just fun and romantic, and there's soooo much more to the book then the honeymoon scene! Like..Uhm..Bella being a Vampire, and Renesme, and well yes, i could go on, but I shall stop :)

  • Bonnie 4 years ago

    Sorry, i'm not sure how my first post, posted 2x

  • Amanda Bell, Twilight Examiner 4 years ago

    False

  • Amanda Bell, Twilight Examiner 4 years ago

    I already told your movie examiner this was false, and I am telling you this is false as well.

  • Jinny 4 years ago

    How many times have movies not been able to live up to the novel, especially in the scenes which we have created completely in our minds (such as 'fade to black' scenes)? Although we all want to see Rpatz glittering in bed (obviously)- it will prob be better to stick to the book and our imaginations for the juicy parts.

  • Lindsay Berg 4 years ago

    Note to all: AB Media, as referenced in the article, in a press release eight days ago referred to the content as: "There will likely be quite a bit of tweaking to the fourth novel in the series due to the explicit sex and birth scenes to avoid an R rating."

  • Amanda Bell, Twilight Examiner 4 years ago

    Is AB media a company you just made up. THIS IS FALSE!!

  • Zoe 4 years ago

    Oh Boy, what a joke. Honey if you are going to report on Twilight, at least read the books will you. Please, I beg you. They do not describe sex scenes in the book. It's more like a"Good night kids. Then, Mom and Dad went to the bedroom."thing. They could actually add to the scene and it would still be PG13! The only issue they should have for the PG 13 rating would be the birth scene and believe me, any creative director can work around that in 2 minutes flat. It's all in the angles of the camera and the Background music.

    What they should eliminate is the puppies line(yeah that one)It's really pathetic. Please rewrite that or eliminate and the movie will be perfect.

    Hey Amanda, U Rock BTW!

  • Jinny 4 years ago

    you guys should calm down. the article is about a release about the movie- not the writer's personal opinion of what should go into the movie.

  • vikky 4 years ago

    hello
    i luv the movuie

  • chlo 4 years ago

    man i wish people would stop making things up, obviously reading the books you'd realise the directors would change things. the honeymoon scenes just tell you that edward and bella start making out and then it cuts to the next day and honestly what's a bit of nudity?? but the birth scene and bella's change into a vampire (which if you recall is from jacob's point of view) will probably stay as close to what stephanie meyer wrote but not r rated... people should just wait till the movie is released before they jump to conclusions or assume something from one interview with the directors.... they are allowed to change their minds you know.

  • syed 4 years ago

    cool keepit up

  • syed 4 years ago

    but i love that senc..

  • Guz 4 years ago

    "Explicit sex scenes" - major trash!!!!

  • Anita 4 years ago

    ("The fourth and final book by Stephenie Meyer has explicit sex scenes")...really? Where? I've read the book and even in the book when you know the characters are going to have, or have had sex...there is nothing explicit about it. Even the book (with a few exceptions for violence during fights) is VERY PG-13 rated. It will not be hard to fit this movie into a PG-13 rating.

  • Karina I. palomino 4 years ago

    I LOVE THE TWILIGHT SAGA, IT IS SOMETHING THAT I ENJOY A LOT.
    I COULD READ ANY OF THE BOOKS ANYTIME.
    I ACTUALLY AM IN LOVE WITH JACOB.
    I AM TEAM JACOB

  • karina i. palomino 4 years ago

    i cant wait to go to the movie and watch new moon with my bff itzel she is the best friend i ever had and she will be my best friend for eva!!!

  • Tracey 4 years ago

    I hope that in Breaking Dawn we can see Edward biting Bella and becoming a vampire herself and Bella's first hunt with Edward in the movie. (I REALLY HOPE THAT PART OF THE BOOK DON'T GET CUT OUT)

  • Tracey 4 years ago

    (Anita is right)-Explicit sex scenes(Where?)you don't see it,
    plus they don't have to go into the full picture, everyone knows want happens on the honeymoon and the parents of the children who want to see the movie can explain about that part if they don't know already. GO TEAM EDWARD

  • Ren 4 years ago

    That is just bogus, there are ways around actually showing the sceens however you still need some of those parts in the movie, and what they show on tv now a days.....come on...there is much worse. And at least they are married when it actually happens

  • missy 4 years ago

    well i think as long as it is made. they should film a little bit of the birthing scene. with the island... making renesme.. they should show just them about to do the deed then showing when the room is all messed up with esme's pillow feathers..
    but like i said as long as they make the movie and we get to see the beautiful baby of edward and bella. i could imagine the baby but would be good to see it on film.

  • Alex 4 years ago

    How were the sex scenes explicite? They are non-descript and the reader has to infer the rest. Stephenie only described what happened after they had sex in detail. I won't disagree that the birth scene is graphic some tweaking is needed there. But if they do the sex scenes similar to the book I don't see it being a problem.

  • bug 4 years ago

    to Lindsay Berg - who is AB Media that you ref in this article. there has never been a production company involved with these films with that name?

  • opsable 4 years ago

    Excuse me but nothing has been said officially yet about Breaking Dawn. What exactly is AB media?

  • Carrie 4 years ago

    Where are these explicit sex scenes in Breaking Dawn? If they were explicit I would not have allowed my 12 yr old daughter to read the novel. Yes there is sex, but it is only mentioned and there is no graphic detail.

  • Amy 4 years ago

    That's retarded! If you're going to make a movie make it like the book! Plus, birth, sex, and babies, are all things teens already kmow about, and sadly, about a fourth of the teens on this earth have already experienced before. People! We live in 2009! Stop treating teens like babies! They're old enough to understand! I mean really, do you know your teen as well as you think you do?

  • Arielle 4 years ago

    kool!! I heard it from the radio this morning that Yes Breaking Dawn will be film in St. Helens Oregon YAY!!!! cant wait I live here... Bella's house is on South six street. St. Helens, Or all that is in Down town St. Helens the alley, the book store and the restaurant... ST. HELENS

  • eLiZaBeTh 4 years ago

    holy crap! i will be the most happy person on the earth if they make this movie! and all that crap about "it might be split into two or three parts" is nonsense! why are they worried about fitting it into a 90min. timeframe? there are some movies out there that are 6 & a half hours long!!! i mean, geez! if people can make a 6 hour movie, surely they can make a 2 & a half or 3 hour movie with no problems. I REALLY DONT WANT BREAKING DAWN TO BE MADE INTO 2 OR 3 PARTS!!!!!!!!! i want to be able to sit down and watch the movie ONE TIME ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!!! IS IT SO HARD TO DO THAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • *twihard* 4 years ago

    yaa there are noo explicit sex scenes, it is so extremely subtle I thought I missed it! And obviously most kids know how you get pregnant anyway. So you could just guess! and ya I guess the birthing scene is kinda graphic

  • ashley 4 years ago

    the book does not have sex scenes they skip it so i dont know what those people r talking about.

  • TWIHARD 4 years ago

    There is always something worse on TV than Breaking Dawn. Why disappoint fans of Twilight by making it 'Family Appropriate?' There's no need since the book is clearly not pornographic as so many people mistakenly think. And i don't understand why the movie has to be 90 minutes? if the 3 first movies are longer than that why can't Breaking Dawn be as long as it needs to be? True fans won't care as long as they get the whole story true and i mean there have been long movies like Rose red? That could have simply been all together. They shouldn't ruin the movie so it'll be time appropriate. and it's not Summits responsibility to make child appropriate movies so why should they forget some major parts of the story to please parents? If they don't like it though? Let the parents do their jobs why should Twilight lover's pay because a parent doesn't want to do their job?

  • shellb 4 years ago

    Ok really people. You guys keep saying "why would they break it into 2 or 3 movies. Number one, how many theaters would actually play the movie if it was six hours long? None. They wouldn't make any money on it because the would only be able to play it once or maybe twice through the day. And number two.. think about summit. How many of you would line up at every one of the movies? yep me too. That is why they would put it in two or three movies, They would make double to tripple the money from it. I mean if i was the one making the movie I would do it thatr way because that is how you make the money.

  • shellb 4 years ago

    Ok really people. You guys keep saying "why would they break it into 2 or 3 movies. Number one, how many theaters would actually play the movie if it was six hours long? None. They wouldn't make any money on it because the would only be able to play it once or maybe twice through the day. And number two.. think about summit. How many of you would line up at every one of the movies? yep me too. That is why they would put it in two or three movies, They would make double to tripple the money from it. I mean if i was the one making the movie I would do it thatr way because that is how you make the money.

  • Foreverforedwardandbella 4 years ago

    Breaking Dawn is my favor of the four and i am looking forward to see it on screen, there is nothing explict in the book, they don't give details, so whats the fuss about. Any teenage girl knows about sex and babies if the parents have talk to them. You want to see the key points that matter, the birth of Reneseme birth is a big deal for both of them, a defining moment in their already complicated relationship, plus true fans will wait in line and sit through the movie no matter how long it is. It is a given for me i fall for edward and bella from the first time i read twilight and Renesme win me over too. They need to stay true to the book and give fans what they want the true Breaking Dawn, the close for edward and Bella.

  • Foreverforedwardandbella 4 years ago

    I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT TWILIGHT FANS SHOULD NOT SUFFER FOR THE LACK OF PARENTING THAT GOES ON AND SUMMIT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PLEASE THEM IT IS THE FANS THAT SUMMIT MAKES THE MONEY FROM AND IT WILL LET DOWN FANS AND DESTROY THE DDESTROY THE STORY AND THAT IS WHAT IS WRONG. HONOR THE FANS GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT.

  • TwiMom3434 4 years ago

    Breaking Dawn has to be done by the book. You can't change it in anyway, if that's done then it WON'T be Breaking Dawn. Sure there's blood and there's Bella and Edward wedding night, but the book does not go into much detail. The book leaves that up to the imagination of the reader. So come on Summit don't mess with the book!!!!

  • Apple Cullen 4 years ago

    OME!!! My mom said BD wasnt going to be a movie so i googled it and I think she is WRONG!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marie 4 years ago

    If "teens" can read the books and the graphic detail, then they should be able to watch all of that in the movie. There isn't a difference. If parents are worried about what they are going to see, then maybe they should also monitor what they read.

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    sheryl 4 years ago

    They should just make the film the same way as the book,if they change it it would be letting the readers and movie buffs down... There is much worse things shown on television, so as a fan of the books and the films, film makers should not play with perfection and just make the film as it should be DONT PLAY IT DOWN!!!! Im sure alot of teens out there have seen much worse things than what is in the breaking dawn book please..dont insult the fans!!

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    sheryl 4 years ago

    They should just make the film the same way as the book,if they change it it would be letting the readers and movie buffs down... There is much worse things shown on television, so as a fan of the books and the films, film makers should not play with perfection and just make the film as it should be DONT PLAY IT DOWN!!!! Im sure alot of teens out there have seen much worse things than what is in the breaking dawn book please..dont insult the fans!!

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